Thursday Communications – November 16, 2017

Events and Dates to Remember:


November 16

  • Group Tour for Prospective Families 10am
  • Middle School Book Club
  • Culture Club
  • Homework Help
  • Yoga & Mindfulness
  • KidzArt Session 1
  • Choir
  • Finance Committee Meeting 5:30pm
  • Title I Meeting 6:00pm
  • School Board Meeting 6:30pm

November 20

  • Chess Club
  • Drama Club Gr. 5-8
  • Floor Hockey
  • Science Explorers

November 21

  • Equity Committee Meeting 8am
  • Band
  • Martial Arts
  • Yearbook Committee

November 22

  • Thanksgiving Break – Beacon Academy Closed

November 23

  • Thanksgiving Break – Beacon Academy Closed

November 24

  • Thanksgiving Break – Beacon Academy Closed

November 27

  • Professional Development – No School for Students
  • Governance Committee Meeting 5:30pm

November 28

  • Butter Braid Fundraiser Ends
  • Student Ambassadors
  • Band
  • Martial Arts

November 29

  • Board Game Club
  • Drama Club Gr. 3-4
  • Golf

November 30

  • Middle School Book Club
  • Choir
  • MS Homework Help
  • Tennis
  • Yoga & Mindfulness Make Up Class
  • KidzArt Session 1

December 1

  • Assembly – Spirit Wear Day

December 4

  • Employee Retention & Compensation Committee Meeting 7:45am
  • Drama Club Gr. 5-8
  • Floor Hockey
  • MS Homework Help
  • Science Explorers
  • Chess Club
  • Barnes & Noble Book Fair 6-8pm

December 5

  • Equity Committee Meeting 8:00am
  • Wellness Committee Meeting 8:00am
  • Band
  • Martial Arts
  • Yearbook Committee
  • MS Basketball


K-5 Recess Weather Guidelines

Since fresh air and exercise are two very important ingredients of a healthy life-style, students in grades K-5 are taken outside each day for up to one half-hour. The following temperature guide will be used:

  • Wind chill -10 and above or temperature 0 degrees and above      All Outside
  • Wind chill -20 to -10 degrees or temp. -10 degrees & above      Judgment area
  • Wind chill below -20 degrees or temp. -10 degrees & below       All Inside

The principal and teachers make the decision to go out with the students and all students are expected to participate. If the teacher determines that it is too cold, students may have indoor recess. In addition, all students K – 5 will have outside physical education activities at the Administration’s discretion. Students must dress appropriately.
These guidelines are taken directly from our Family Handbook that each family received at the beginning of the year.
Family Handbook 2017-2018

Report Cards for Quarter 1
Report cards were mailed home earlier this week. If you do not receive your child’s report card by Friday, please contact the school office. Each family is also receiving an update of where you are with your 20 hour volunteer commitment with the school.
Beacon Academy Website

The Beacon Academy website will be under construction all day  Friday, November 17th. The website should be up and running on Saturday, November 18th. Thank you for your understanding.


Lost and Found

We have many, many items in the lost and found. You are welcome to check it any time you are in the building. Please label your child’s items. Items with names get returned quicker. Also, please check to make sure your child has the correct sweater or fleece. Since many are the same it’s easy for them to get picked up and taken home by the wrong child.


Kids College Date Change

The date for Kids College has been moved to Wednesday, March 25th. Please watch for future communications regarding how you can help.

Butter Braids Fundraiser
Middle school students are selling Butter Braids to raise money for their trip to Concordia Language Villages. The 7th graders will be going Spring 2018 and 6th graders are raising money toward their trip when they are in 7th grade the Spring 2019. Please support these young people in their efforts. If you don’t know a middle school student but would like to support them, contact the office for information on how to place an order.
Meals for Teachers During Conferences

Thank you to the PTO and the families who donated food for teachers during conferences. The teachers appreciate the thought and effort that goes into providing them meals during this busy time.


Order Your Yearbooks!
We are using Josten’s to produce our yearbooks this year. Yearbook sales are online. Order yours today by going to
Thanksgiving Break is
November 22-November 27

Beacon Academy will be closed on November 22-24 for Thanksgiving Break. There is no school for students on Monday, November 27th so teachers can participate in Professional Development.

Classroom Facebook Pages

Beacon Academy was built on a foundation of Community – it’s one of the pillars that make our school unique, and what truly makes us strong.  One of the most accessible ways for you to find that community is by connecting with other families in your child’s grade via our Classroom Facebook pages.  These pages are spaces for you to keep up to date on both school happenings as well as social gatherings organized by classroom leaders within each grade.  We invite you to join your child’s class group and experience Community as our children grow and learn together!
1.     Search on Facebook for “Beacon Academy Crystal Class of ___”   (see class years below)
2.     Click “Join Group”  (your request will be sent to group admins)
3.     Easily stay connected to opportunities in your child’s grade plus school-wide info!

Class Years 2017-2018
–       Kindergarten: 2030
–       1st Grade: 2029
–       2nd Grade: 2028
–       3rd Grade: 2027
–       4th Grade: 2026
–       5th Grade: 2025
–       6th Grade: 2024
–       7th Grade: 2023
–       8th Grade: 2022